Rail shipping delays are stifling market share opportunities in its tracks

Supply chain issues affecting our trade with China have opened up opportunities for U.S. farmers to take more market share, but domestic railroad shipping delays are stifling it in its tracks.

Right now, corn wet mills are operating 24 hours a day to church out starch, but because of major railway issues, they are having trouble getting the product to companies that need it, creating further concern for food supply.

So far this year, U.S. rail service failures have forced two temporary shutdowns of corn refineries, one of which cost the supplier $5 million in revenue.


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Spot prices for corn posted another three-year low last week and they are mimicking a trend seen about a decade ago.
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